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H.E. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat is the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.He is also the Permanent Representative of India to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and responsible for India’s relations with the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and other legal institutions in The Hague.

Mr. Rawat joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990. He opted to learn Mandarin Chinese as his foreign language and served in Hong Kong and Beijing between 1992 and 1997. He returned to Delhi in 1997 and served in East Asia Division for over 3 years. He then served as First Secretary in Indian Mission in Mauritius.

He started his second tenure in Beijing in 2003 as Counsellor and ended in 2007 as Deputy Chief of Mission.

Mr. Rawat returned to the Ministry of External Affairs and worked as Director (East Asia) in East Asia Division between 2007 and 2009 and thereafter he was on deputation to South Asian University for 10 months. He then served as Joint Secretary (East Asia) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi from 2014 to 2017.

Mr. Rawat served as Ambassador of India to Indonesia and Timor-Leste from September 2017-December 2020.

He speaks fluent Chinese.

He is married to Ms. Shruti, and they have two daughters.